This folder contains correspondence and other documents by and about Edison's family. Included are letters regarding the monthly stipends paid to Margaret Stilwell, Edison's former mother-in-law, and to Helen Holihan (Nellie) Edison, the widow of his brother, William Pitt. Included also are a request for money from James Symington, the longtime friend of Edison's late father, Samuel; and letters from Edison's niece, Nellie Edison Poyer, inviting Thomas A. Edison, Jr., and William Leslie Edison to spend the summer in Port Huron, Michigan.
Approximately 40 percent of the documents have been selected. The documents not selected are routine letters from J.P. Morgan & Co. regarding the payment of the monthly stipend to Edison's daughter, Marion Edison Oeser. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.